Batgirl at 50: The best of Batgirl cosplay

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Jan 18, 2017

As we celebrate the legacy of Batgirl -- and to an extent, Barbara Gordon herself -- it's worth taking a look at just how many different young women have carried the moniker.

Luckily, cosplay makes that easy: with a rich history of costume variety both on the comic page and off, Batgirl is one of the few characters who seems to have a costume fit for every taste. Creative fans have built costumes ranging from her classic comic book looks to remakes of looks from limited-edition Japanese figurines. It's basically impossible to go to a convention and not spot a Batgirl these days, but when you think about it, is that really so much of a bad thing? The convention floors just seem safer with Burnside's favorite superheroine on the watch.

In our celebratory anniversary gallery below, Barbara Gordon, Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown and more jump right off the comic book page thanks to the skills of these cosplayers. Check out the assortment below and leave a comment to let us know which take on Batgirl is your favorite!